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Wales Beach Guide

Sea Carrot (Daucus carota ssp. gummifer)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Campion
Sea Carrot
Sea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
Wood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Sea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianSand Spurrey
Sea BindweedSea Pink
Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved OracheTree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Sea Carrot

The sea carrot grows mainly on cliffs on Wales' west coasts, and grows to a height of about 2 feet. The lower heads are more hemispherical than the closely related wildcarrot, and the stems are more succulent. It flowers from June to August, the flower heads being pinkish in colour when young, turning to white.